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Finding Mindfulness in Motherhood

As I sit at the top of Multnomah Falls I follow the stretch of the soft green moss across the rocks, taking in the texture and the trueness of the green that I will never find in the home décor section of Target. I watch as the water runs swiftly over the rocks in theContinue reading “Finding Mindfulness in Motherhood”

Might as Well Support Each Other Along the Way

Meet Lindsay and her son Finn:She’s got one helluva story about chasing your dreams with ferocity, humility, and curiosity and we think it’s worth telling. Lindsay is a single-mama to son Finn, double part-time employee, and school bus convertin’ + dwellin’ handy-woman. In her free-time (which means during naps and after bedtime), she’s also workingContinue reading “Might as Well Support Each Other Along the Way”

My Year of Living Big and Growing Up

This year I became an ambassador for the Adventure Mamas Initiative (AMI), and turned forty. This was also the year following my husband Matt’s kidney cancer diagnosis. His kidney was removed in the fall of 2016. The tumor was nine cm. Eight weeks after his diagnosis we found out the cancer had not yet spreadContinue reading “My Year of Living Big and Growing Up”

Dirtbag Family Bash– the Super Official Recap

Over 40 families from all over North America flocked to Moab, Utah this fall to be a part of the first-ever Dirtbag Family Bash, AMI’s camping and adventure festival for families. Each family came bearing unique perspectives, dynamics, outdoor backgrounds, and interests. Without a doubt though, new connections, skills, and experiences were acquired for parentsContinue reading “Dirtbag Family Bash– the Super Official Recap”

Meet our Festival Photographer: Zion Adventure Photog

Adventure Mamas is thrilled to announce that we’re partnering with photographer Arika Bauer of Zion Adventure Photog for the upcoming Dirtbag Family Bash. Arika is a professional who specializes in shooting the American Southwest. She understands the light, the hues, the geology, and the seasons unique to the deserts of Utah. When you look through herContinue reading “Meet our Festival Photographer: Zion Adventure Photog”

AMI Grassroots Spotlight: WEST COLLAB

Where: Colorado River, Black Canyon Area Who: Four RAD Adventure Mamas and their Families What: Canoeing, Camping,  Exploring Canyons, Conquering Rattlesnakes, Toddler Raves and More This past Mothers Day, four Adventure Mamas from Las Vegas got together and took their families on an incredible weekend adventure. These amazing women, along with their families, enjoyed aContinue reading “AMI Grassroots Spotlight: WEST COLLAB”

Celebrate Badass: AMI Grassroots Events

This month, we recognize, acknowledge, and CELEBRATE BADASS IN ALL OF ITS FORMS: Womanhood. Power. Camaraderie. Birth. Adventure. Our Bodies. Acceptance.  Authenticity. And like any good celebration, there are events happening around the country with women coming together to build community, laugh, adventure, and honor their motherhood journeys. To attend or learn more about any of theContinue reading “Celebrate Badass: AMI Grassroots Events”

AMI Grassroots Spotlight: SOUTHWEST COLLAB

  Where: Snorkeling Elk Yurt (at about 10,000 ft), Tushar Mountains, Beaver UT Who: Nine women, most of whom had never met prior to this trip What: 4.6 miles in, 1800 ft. elevation gain, backcountry skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and generally just having a damn good time. I was unsure of a lot of things beforeContinue reading “AMI Grassroots Spotlight: SOUTHWEST COLLAB”

AMI Grassroots Spotlight: WESTERN CANADA

In collabs across the country and beyond, amazing women gather to have epic adventures, build new friendships and create lasting memories. Inspiring us this month with weekly (nighttime!) cross-country skiing events: the Western Canada AMI Collab. Bonnie Presser, organizer of these epic meetups, talks about getting back into cross-country skiing after kids and how thatContinue reading “AMI Grassroots Spotlight: WESTERN CANADA”

AMI Grassroots Spotlight: UPPER MIDWEST COLLAB

In collabs all over the country and beyond, amazing women are gathering together to have epic adventures, build new friendships and create lasting memories. Inspiring us this month with their quinzhee adventure: the Upper Midwest AMI Collab. Remember when you were a kid and building blanket forts and then camping out in them was seriouslyContinue reading “AMI Grassroots Spotlight: UPPER MIDWEST COLLAB”